Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:19 AM
When we subdivided our block we had to remove two big gum trees, we asked the guy who did our plumbing when the house was put on the block. He is a registered plumber, landscaper and tree lopper....very handy.
We never paid him a thing, he sent us a bill about a week after, and we paid it. The quote before this was verbal which we agreed on.
We took down both trees in the one day, cleared the site and apart from lots of leaves you wouldn't know he had been there. No damage to anything.
We found out while he was taking one of the trees down it was actually rotten in the middle, it could have come down on our house or the neighbours at any time...very scary.
This same guy removed our neighbours huge 150 year old pine tree. That took all day to get it to a stump.
I think you got someone that isn't a professional at this at all. This is obvious from all the damages done. This should never have happened.
I'd take this guy to Fair Trading, he's an idiot and hasn't got a leg to stand on.